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CISabroad Semester in Aix en Provence
Aix-en-Provence, France (Outgoing Program)
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|Program Sponsor:||Center for International Studies|
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|Archaeology, Art, Art History, Business, Culture, Economics, Education, French, History, International Studies, Literature, Philosophy, Photography, Political Science, Psychology, Religion/Theology, Studio Art, Theatre/Drama||
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|2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior||
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With a mild Mediterranean climate, striking scenery, historic sites, and incredible restaurants, it’s easy to fall in love with Aix-en-Provence, or “Aix,” as the locals call it. During Semester in Aix-en-Provence, you can improve your French (or just begin learning the language) as you wind you way around this charming, chic city. A true “college town,” you’ll meet other students from all over the world, and together you can explore the nearby seaside villages, beaches, and exquisite sites. Additionally, you can join numerous service-learning opportunities to get involved both on campus and in your local community. What better way to truly immerse yourself in your new home?
- Diverse course offerings in English and full-immersion French studies
- Volunteer opportunities including teaching English, olive picking, olive-tree trimming, and tree planting
- Homestays with locals
- Orientation in Paris, and trips to Nice, Fontaine de Vaucluse, Les Baux, and Le Luberon
- Small, safe community in the stunning southern France
- Optional French Honors Program
While Aix-en-Provence has always been at a crossroads, it remains an ancient yet youthful place of discovery. The city boasts one of the best universities in France, which warmly welcomes its students. Due to a growing number of international businesses planting themselves in the city, there's been an influx of people from all over the world.
As a university town, Aix (pronounced like the letter "X") naturally provides an intellectual environment. Aix has a reputation as one of France's most engaging cities thanks to its concerts, summer festivals, libraries, museums, bookstores, markets, and cafés. Additionally, don't forget a visit the spot where post-impressionist painter Paul Cezanne was born and created many beautiful works. In June and July, mark you calendar for the jazz and opera festivals that take over the city's courtyards, outdoor theaters, and streets.
The city is easy to navigate. You can walk across the main part of town in fifteen minutes! Since Aix is close to the Mediterranean coast, you can enjoy beaches and seaside towns. If you want to travel the area, Aix-en-Provence offers a comprehensive system of trains, buses, and taxis. Furthermore, the nearby Marseille/Provence airport lets you take advantage of low-cost flights to the rest of Europe and Northern Africa.
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